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Ben Harper – Rock and Roll Is Free (Live on Letterman in 2011)

“Rock and Roll is Free” popped up on shuffle when I was working out earlier, and I can’t get it out of my head now. It’s a Beatles feeling rocker from Ben Harper’s 2011 album Give Till It’s Gone. It … Continue reading

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Lenny Kravitz – Get Back (Live on Letterman in 2014)

As part of Beatles tribute week on Letterman, Lenny Kravitz was on the show to perform “Get Back”. It’s a pretty spot on cover – the lead guitar player does George Harrison’s lead, and Paul Shaffer does Billy Preston’s solo … Continue reading

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White Denim – Pretty Green (Live on Letterman in 2013)

This Austin band has always impressed me. They just released a new album – Corsicana Lemonade – and “Pretty Green” is the first single. Here they are performing it on Letterman.

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Lou Reed – Busload of Faith (Live on Letterman in 1989)

I’ve been trolling the Tubes for Lou Reed videos as part of my mourning process. I’ve stumbled across a couple of gems along the way. Here’s an example. Lou Reed with Paul Schaffer and his band, with Buddy Guy and … Continue reading

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The Flaming Lips – Look… The Sun Is Rising (Live on David Letterman in 2013)

This is, hands down, the weirdest musical performance I’ve ever seen on Letterman. I loved it. The Flaming Lips have a new record, The Terror, and it explores some very weird territory. “Look… The Sun Is Rising” is no exception. I … Continue reading

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Jimmy Cliff – One More (Live on Letterman in 2012)

Jimmy Cliff released his first album in 8 years last year. It’s called Rebirth. One of the best songs off it is “One More”. My son loves the song. After hearing the whole album a few times in my car, … Continue reading

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James Brown – There Was A Time (Live on Late Night in 1982)

“There Was A Time” may be my all time favorite James Brown song. Which is probably why I’ve posted a different version here before. This one is from Late Night With David Letterman in 1982. This was early days for … Continue reading

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A December of Dylan, Day 25: Bob Dylan – Forever Young (live on Letterman in 1993)

A song whose lyrics seem appropriate to the time of year here in the states: “May your hands always be busy / May your feet always be swift / May you have a strong foundation / When the winds of changes shift / May … Continue reading

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NaS – Daughters (Live on Letterman, 2012)

NaS (Nasir Jones) released his tenth album, Life is Good, this past Tuesday. “Daughters” is the third single, released on May 1, 2012. It’s a great, great track. Especially if you’re a parent, and particularly if you’re a dad with … Continue reading

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Bob Weir & Jerry Garcia – When I Paint My Masterpiece (video)

High quality video of Bobby and Jerry on Late Night with Dave Letterman. They play Masterpiece with the Late Night band. [Update: I noticed the video was no longer available on YouTube on October 23rd, 2011. Drats!]

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